Gambia - Inauguration of President Abama Barrow - Jan. 19
Press briefing - French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Development - Jan. 19, 2017
France congratulates President Adama Barrow who was inaugurated today as President of The Gambia.
In accordance with the Gambian constitution, this ceremony confirms his indisputable victory in the presidential elections of 1 December 2016, validated by the Independent Electoral Commission.
Respecting the choices of the Gambian people is required and must serve as an example for all those who are committed to democratic values and principles.
France commends the decisive role of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), with the support of the African Union, the European Union and the United Nations Security Council in ensuring respect of constitutional order in The Gambia.